If you missed the Bookseller Holiday Presentation last night, fear not! Here's the complete list of their favorite books of the season. Questions? Additional suggestions needed? Just call the store and we will be happy to help you in any way we can! (READ MORE)
November is the month for giving thanks, and gratitude for local independent bookstores is the focus of the new book,My Bookstore.
On Friday, November 16th join us Jon Clinch celebrates the Northshire with his contribution to My Bookstore; a collection of essays featuring 75 authors paying enthusiastic, heartfelt, and sometimes humorous tribute to their favorite bookstores and booksellers.
We are asking the community to share some of their best bookstore memories and thoughts with us. If you have a thought, memory, comment about the Northshire we would love to hear from you, please leave a comment.
In what many perceive as a coldly relentless digital age, Pulitzer-prize winning author, Richard Russo has teamed up with his daughter, artist Kate Russo, to create Interventions, their tribute to the printed book. Don't miss the event - Friday, June 22 at 7 PM!
Northshire: You must go to jail – you can take one book with you – which one?
RR: Well, if you're doing time you'd want a long book, something that's overly optimistic about justice being done (because of course I'd be innocent). Bleak House, I guess. I could think of myself as one of the wronged plaintiffs in Jarndyce vs. Jarndyce. (READ MORE)
On Saturday, June 16 at 7 pm, Skye Chalmers presents his arresting collection of black and white photographs of the dairy farms of the northeast - Sending Milk. Following the slideshow and discussion please join us for a selection of Cabot cheeses and wine. In the meantime, we posed three questions...
Northshire: You must go to jail - you can take one book with you - which one?
SC: Yikes. Lets see....Encyclopedia Britannica.
Northshire: Very practical of you! Do you have a literary hero/heroine?
SC : My photography hero would be Joseph Koudelka. He is one of my favorites - the Hungarians and Czechs have amazing visual style- not sure what it is about that area that fosters that genius. His book Chaos is a must.
Northshire : Agree completely! I don't know what it is either - maybe the isolation for so much of the last century? Kept them free (ironically) of trends for the most part. I see it in their, of all things, animation, too - wonderful stuff.
Northshire: Did you have a favorite book as a child?
SC : The Adventures of Huck Finn - though I did try reading the dictionary when I was about seven but got to like page 6 in the letter A.
Northshire: That's further than I got. Thanks, Skye - looking forward to seeing you here this weekend!
For someone who grew up playing games with balls of every kind, John Fox's new book felt as good in my hands as a right-out-of-the box baseball.
The Ball: Discovering the Object of the Game chronicles Fox's exuberant quest to answer the question "why do we play ball?" His explorations cover the history of games both ancient and modern. The ancient includes the Mesoamerican game of ulama which Fox has studied exhaustively in the jungles of Honduras. It's a bloodsport involving a very heavy rubber ball and extremely high stakes. It is played today by fewer than 200 people.
The most modern sport Fox tackles is the all-American sport of basketball whose origins can be specifically traced to a gymnasium in Springfield, Massachusetts in the winter of 1891. (READ MORE)